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MONDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2013

DC COMICS FOR MAY

SUPERMAN TITLES

ACTION COMICS #20

Written by Andy Diggle, art by Tony S. Daniel and Batt, cover by Tony S. Daniel.

Superman battles an enemy of his own making in the horrible Hybrid -- but what else does Lex Luthor have in store for The Man of Steel and the people of Metropolis? Get set to learn some of the secrets behind Luthor's role in The New 52!

48 pages, $4.99, in stores on May 1. (Polybagged combo, $5.99).

SUPERMAN #20

Written by Scott Lobdell, art and by Aaron Kuder.

Who is the one person with the power to turn Wonder Woman against Superman?

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on May 22.

SUPERGIRL #20

Written by Michael Alan Nelson, art by Mahmud Asrar, cover by Emanuela Lupacchino.

Supergirl is dead -- Long live Supergirl! Or so it seems as the strange connection between the Karas has Power Girl becoming Supergirl again.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on May 15.

SUPERBOY #20

Written by Justin Jordan, art and cover by R.B. Silva and Rob Lean, cover by Ken Lashley.

"Blood and Steel" begins as The Teen of Steel decides it's time to become more proactive in his battle against evil. But how far will he go before he crossed the line?

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on May 8.



BATMAN TITLES

BATMAN #20

Written by Scott Snyder and James Tynion IV, art by Greg Capullo, Jonathan Glapion and Alex Maleev, cover by Greg Capullo, variant cover by Jock.

A strange visitor comes to Gotham City when tragedy delivers the team-up you've been asking for since the start of The New 52!

40 pages, $3.99, in stores on May 8. (Combo pack edition, $4.99).

DETECTIVE COMICS #20

Written by John Layman, art by Jason Fabok and Andy Clarke, cover by Jason Fabok.

The superhuman transformation of Ignatius Ogilvy is just the tip of the iceberg when an extremely unexpected character comes to The Penguin's aid! And in the backup story, Emperor Penguin makes a trip to Blackgate Prison he won't soon forget!

40 pages, $3.99, in stores on May 1. (Combo pack edition, $4.99).

BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT #20

Written by Gregg Hurwitz, art and cover by Ethan Van Sciver.

It's the penultimate chapter of the definitive Mad Hatter story -- and not everyone makes it out alive! And in the backup story, Emperor Penguin makes a trip to Blackgate Prison he won't soon forget!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on May 22.

BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT ANNUAL #1

Written by Gregg Hurwitz, art by Szymon Kudranski, cover by Alex Maleev..

In "Once Upon a Midnight Dreary," three of The Dark Knight's greatest foes unite in to tackle the threat of Batman head-on! Will the diabolical scheming of Scarecrow, Mad Hatter and The Penguin be too much for Batman to handle?

48 pages, $4.99, in stores on May 29.

BATMAN AND ROBIN #20

Written by Peter J. Tomasi, art and cover by Patrick Gleason and Mick Gray.

The massive fallout from the recent events in Batman, Incorporated take Batman to the very limits of his sanity...will The Red Hood pull him back -- or push him over the edge?

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on May 8.

BATGIRL #20

Written by Gail Simone, art by Fernando Pasarin, cover by Eddy Barrows and Eber Ferreira.

There's no time to catch your breath after last issue's shocking ending as an emotionally unstable Batgirl must confront one of Batman's most violent foes: The Ventriloquist!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on May 15.

BATWOMAN #20

Written by J.H. Williams III and W. Haden Blackman, art by Trevor McCarthy, cover by J.H. Williams III.

Batwoman is being played right into a confrontation with Batman...and that's the least of her problems after the final page of issue #20!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on May 15.

BATWING #20

Written by Justin Gray and Jimmy Palmiotti, art by Fabrizio Fiorentino, cover by Ken Lashley.

This issue answers the question that's been on everyone's mind: Who is Batwing?

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on May 1.

NIGHTWING #20

Written by Kyle Higgins, art and cover by Brett Booth and Norm Rapmund.

After witnessing so much death in the past few months, how will Nightwing react when he learns a key figure in his life has returned from the grave?

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on May 15.

CATWOMAN #20

Written by Ann Nocenti, art and cover by Rafa Sandoval and Jordi Tarrogona.

Membership in the Justice League of America is going to cost Catwoman the rest of her nine lives as Selina comes to grips with the deadly reality of her current imprisonment!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on May 15.

CATWOMAN ANNUAL #1

Written by Ann Nocenti, art by Ardian Syaf, cover by Emanuela Lupacchino.

It's Cat vs. Bird for the dark heart of Gotham City! Kicking off an explosive new storyline that continues into Catwoman, Selina must choose work for a master -- or pay a high price for her freedom!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on May 15.

BIRDS OF PREY #20

Written by Christy Marx, art and cover by Romano Molenaar and Vincente Cifuentes.

The traitor revealed! Who will aid Mr. Freeze as he continues his onslaught against The Court of Owls -- and how can the Birds hope to stop him?

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on May 15.

RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS #20

Written by James Tynion IV, art by Julius Gopez, and cover by Mico Suayan.

The return of Proctor sees Arsenal and Kori reliving Red Hood's memories -- including his battles with the League of Assassins!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on May 15.

RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS ANNUAL #1

Written by James Tynion IV, art by Al Barrionuevo and cover by Ken Lashley.

Arsenal finally confronts Green Arrow, but it may be a short-lived reunion as someone from their past has targeted them both. Find out what the feud between Arsenal and Green Arrow is about, along with secrets from Roy Harper's history.

48 pages, $4.99, in stores on May 29.

BATMAN, INCORPORATED #11

Written by Grant Morrison, art and cover by Chris Burnham, variant cover by Guillem March.

Batman's world has been devastated by his war against Talia, but is he willing to give up on his own humanity?

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on May 22. (Combo pack, $3.99).

TALON #8

Written by James Tynion IV, art by Miguel Speulveda, cover by Guillem March.

Can the Talon escape the jaws of death? What will become of him if he doesn't? Find out in this story that leads directly into next month's Birds of Prey #21!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on May 22.



GREEN LANTERN TITLES

GREEN LANTERN #20

Written by Geoff Johns, art by Doug Mahnke and Christian Alamy, cover by Doug Mahnke.

It's the final battle against the First Lantern and the Guardians in this, the extra-sized finale of Geoff Johns' historic run on the title! Plus, a special retrospective on Johns' run on GL.

64 pages, $7.99, in stores on May 1. (Combo pack, $8.99).

GREEN LANTERN CORPS #20

Written by Peter J. Tomasi, art by Fernando Pasarin and Scott Hanna, cover by Andy Kubert.

"Wrath of the First Lantern" epilogue! In the aftermath of their battle against the First Lantern and the Guardians, it's up to Guy Gardner, John Stewart and the other survivors to try to put the Corps back together, or decide if there should even be a Corps anymore. Join Peter Tomasi and Fernando Pasarin for the epic conclusion of their run!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on May 8.

GREEN LANTERN: NEW GUARDIANS #20

Written by Tony Bedard, art by Andres Guinaldo, cover by Aaron Kuder.

"Wrath of the First Lantern" epilogue! As a White Lantern, Kyle played a crucial role in the battle against the First Lantern and the Guardians. But a loss they suffered in the battle has left Kyle devastated, throwing off the control he had over the entire emotional spectrum. Has his time as a White Lantern ended before it's truly begun? Find out in the conclusion of Tony Bedard's run!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on May 15.

RED LANTERNS #20

Written by Peter Milligan, art by Will Conrad, cover by Miguel Sepulveda.

"Wrath of the First Lantern" epilogue! Following the battle against the First Lantern and the Guardians, for the first time in centuries Atrocitus feels peace. What could possibly calm his legendary rage? And more importantly, what does that mean for the Red Lanterns? A surprising turning point for Atrocitus and the Red Lanterns in this, the conclusion of Peter Milligan's run!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on May 22.



JUSTICE LEAGUE TITLES

JUSTICE LEAGUE #20

Written by Geoff Johns, art by Ivan Reis, Joe Prado and Gary Frank, cover by Ivan Reis and Joe Prado, variant cover by Howard Porter.

The prologue to Trinity War continues as a revelation about Batman could destroy Wonder Woman and Superman's relationship! Plus, in the backup story, the penultimate chapter of the tale of Shazam finds Billy Batson learning the shocking secret of Black Adam!

40 pages, $3.99, in stores on May 15. (Combo pack, $4.99).

JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #4

Written by Geoff Johns and Matt Kindt, art by David Finch and Scott Clark, cover by David Finch, variant cover by Tyler Kirkham.

The League uncovers the leader of The Secret Society of Super-Villains -- but can such a diverse group of heroes defeat the collective might of the Society? And in the backup story, Manhunter goes behind the scenes to learn more about the Secret Society!

40 pages, $3.99, in stores on May 8. (Combo pack, $4.99).

AQUAMAN #20

Written by Geoff Johns, art and cover by Paul Pelletier.

Aquaman's right to the throne is put to the test when an Atlantean rises up to defend the city -- an Atlantean who many others believe should be King...

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on May 22.

WONDER WOMAN #20

Written by Brian Azzarello, art by Tom Akins and Dan Green, cover by Cliff Chiang, MAD variant cover.

What is the one way Wonder Woman can stop Orion?

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on May 15.

THE FLASH #20

Written by Brian Buccellato, art by Marcio Takara, cover by Francis Manapul.

An all-new Flash epic begins here, and the stakes have never been higher as Barry races toward a confrontation with the Reverse Flash!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on May 22.

THE FURY OF FIRESTORM: THE NUCLEAR MEN #20

Written by Dan Jurgens, art and cover by Dan Jurgens and Ray McCarthy.

Final issue! Overwhelmed and beaten by a crew of Super-Villains, Ronnie and Jason are about to find out how bad things can get when Firestorm is labeled a living weapon of mass destruction and slated for dissection!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on May 22.

GREEN ARROW #20

Written by Jeff Lemire, art and cover by Andrea Sorrentino.

Komodo and The Outsiders have destroyed Green Arrow's life, but how far will Ollie fall before he's forced to take desperate measures?

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on May 1.

THE SAVAGE HAWKMAN #20

Written by Tom DeFalco, art and cover by Joe Bennett and Art Thibert.

The Secret Society strikes again -- but who is the one member strong enough to ground The Savage Hawkman?

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on May 22.

KATANA #4

Written by Ann Nocenti, art by Alex Sanchez, cover by Juan Jose Ryp.

Devastated by the horrifying aftermath of last issue's battle with Killer Croc, Katana struggles to set things right against impossible odds!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on May 8.

JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA'S VIBE #4

Written by Sterling Gates, art by Pete Woods and Sean Parsons, cover by Brett Booth and Norm Rapmund.

Why is Vibe battling Batman? Our hero is in way over his head when he's forced to turn against A.R.G.U.S.!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on May 15.

EARTH 2 #12

Written by James Robinson, art by Nicola Scott and Trevor Scott, cover by Brett Booth and Norm Rapmund.

The drums of war begin to sound as the heroes of Earth 2 rally behind Dr. Fate -- and a threat from Apokolips becomes all too real!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on May 1.

EARTH 2 ANNUAL #1

Written by James Robinson, art by Yildiray Cinar, CAFU and Julius Gopez, cover by Andy Kubert.

The new Batman of Earth 2 debuts as The Atom begins a mission to lead a new team of heroes -- but are any of them prepared for the threat they're about to face?

48 pages, $4.99, in stores on May 1.

WORLDS' FINEST #12

Written by Paul Levitz, art by Kevin Maguire and Geraldo Borges, cover by Ryan Sook.

As Power Girl returns to her classic look, DeSaad wreaks havoc on her tech empire -- and PG and Huntress find themselves hunted by the talented torturer from Apokolips.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on May 1.



THE DARK TITLES

CONSTANTINE #3

Written by Jeff Lemire and Ray Fawkes, art by Renato Guedes, cover by Juan Jose Ryp.

John Constantine's quest to find the last piece of a powerful mystic artifact before his enemies do brings him to a city that could kill him the moment he sets foot in it: London!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on May 8.

THE PHANTOM STRANGER #8

Written by Dan DiDio and J.M. DeMatteis, art by Philip Tan, cover by Gena Ha.

The Phantom Stranger investigates his past and is quickly reminded of the price he must pay for being part of The Trinity of Sin!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on May 1.

SWORD OF SORCERY #8

Written by Christy Marx, art and cover by Aaron Lopresti.

Final issue! Eclipso brings destruction to the heart of House Amethyst in an epic 30-page story! Will Amaya finally master her heritage? On this day, a princess dies!

40 pages, $3.99, in stores on May 15.

DIAL H #12

Written by China Mieville, art by Alberto Ponticelli and Dan Green, cover by Brian Bolland.

Nelson and Roxie are on the run from the Centipede and The Fixer! Their only hope of rescue lies in the hands of Open Window Man! But who is that masked avenger?

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on May 1.

JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK #20

Written by Jeff Lemire and Ray Fawkes, art and cover by Mikel Janin.

The Flash and Swamp Thing guest-star as the team struggles to recover the stolen House of Mystery from Dr. Destiny! !

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on May 22.

ANIMAL MAN #20

Written by Jeff Lemire, art by John Paul Leon Steve Pugh, cover by Jae Lee.

The battle against the Rot has left Buddy's family in ruins, and now they must withstand another force trying to subvert him: his own celebrity!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on May 1.

SWAMP THING #20

Written by Charles Soule, art by Kano, cover by Andy Brase.

It's Swamp Thing vs. Superman for the fate of Metropolis -- and why are all of Swamp Thing's worst nightmares coming true? Plus: Who is the mysterious Capucine?

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on May 1.

DEMON KNIGHTS #20

Written by Robert Venditti, art by Robson Rocha and Oclair Albert, cover by Bernard Chang.

After decades of questing, the Demon Knights have a lead on the resting place of the Holy Grail -- but are they ready for what they'll have to fight through to get it? And has time run out on one knight's immortal life?

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on May 8.

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THE EDGE TITLES

THE GREEN TEAM #1

Written by Art Baltazar and Franco, art by Ig Guara, cover by Amanda Conner, variant cover by Cliff Chiang.

Inventors! Explorers! Adventurers! Do you need money to finance an important project? Then you should set up a meeting with THE GREEN TEAM!

* Nature of world-changing idea: _____

* Amount requested: _____

* Does your project have the potential to:

Fracture space-time? __

Replace the combustion engine? __

Attract extraterrestrial attention? __

Prove/disprove existence of deities? __

Piss off The Justice League? __

Render the human body obsolete? __

If any of the above are checked, please fill out liability release form GT2013-05. Send any 82 drawings, plans, models, or photos with request.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on May 22.

THE MOVEMENT #1

Written by Gail Simone, art by Freddie Williams II, cover by Amanda Conner, variant cover by Cliff Chiang.

We are faceless. We are limitless. We see all. And we do not forgive.

Who defends the powerless against the GREEDY and the CORRUPT? Who protects the homeless and poverty-stricken from those who would PREY upon them in the DARK OF NIGHT?

When those who are sworn to protect us abuse their power, when toxic government calls down super-human lackeys to force order upon the populace...finally, there is a force, a citizen's army, to push order BACK.

Let those who abuse the system know this as well: We have our OWN super humans now. They are not afraid of your badges or Leagues. And they will not be SILENCED.

We are your neighbors. We are your co-workers. And we are your children.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on May 1.

TEAM 7 #8

Written by Justin Jordan, art by Pascal Alixe and Jesus Merino, cover by Gary Frank and Cam Smith.

Final issue! Revealed: What broke Team 7 apart -- and set Black Canary, Amanda Waller, Deathstroke and Majestic on the rocky road they travel today?

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on May 8.

DEATHSTROKE #20

Written by Justin Jordan, art by Edgar Salazar and Scott Hanna, cover by Aaron Kuder.

Final issue! The most accomplished cape-killer in the world gets the chance to add to his legacy when Deathstroke comes face to face with his daughter Rose and The Ravagers!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on May 8.

THRESHOLD #4

Written by Keith Giffen, art by Tom Raney and Scott Kolins, cover by Howard Porter.

Beware the Hunted's power as Jediah regains something very important to the team's survival! And in the backup story, Larfleeze is still greedily pursuing his stuff through the depths of space!

40 pages, $3.99, in stores on May 8.

STORMWATCH #20

Written by Jim Starlin, art by Yvel Guichet and Jonas Trindade, cover by Jim Starlin and Rob Hunter.

The new StormWatch is even more bloodthirsty than the previous team! On their first off-planet mission, the new StormWatch has to prove itself -- while Lobo is seduced by aliens!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on May 1.

SUICIDE SQUAD #20

Written by Ales Kot, art by Timothy Green II, cover by Jason Pearson.

New team members, new direction, new creative team! After the shocking events of issue #19, the team returns to Belle Reve to lick their wounds and bury their dead -- but when they find out what's waiting for them at the prison, they'll wish they were back out in the field! Plus: Who are the two killers Amanda Waller has recruited to shake things up, and what are their true motives for joining the team?

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on May 8.

ALL-STAR WESTERN #20

Written by Justin Gray and Jimmy Palmiotti, art by Moritat and Staz Johnson, cover by Howard Porter.

The future collides with the past in this issue as [REDACTED] causes problems for Jonah Hex. And in the backup story, a never-before-seen Stormwatch team takes the spotlight!

40 pages, $3.99, in stores on May 22.



YOUNG JUSTICE TITLES

TEEN TITANS #20

Written by Scott Lobdell, art and cover by Eddy Barrows and Eber Ferreira.

"Light and Dark" continues as the fallout of last issue's attack threatens to drag the team into darkness!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on May 22.

THE RAVAGERS #12

Written by Michael Alan Nelson, art by Ig Guara and Norm Rapmund, cover by Ken Lashley.

As Caitlin and Rose deal with the shocking revelation about their origins, Deathstroke takes down the remaining Ravagers. This is the end!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on May 8.

LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #20

Written by Paul Levitz, art by Francis Portela, cover by George Perez.

The Fatal Five spread death on a galactic scale -- and even the Legion may be powerless to stop them!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on May 15.

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BEYOND THE NEW 52

ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN #1

Written by Orson Scott Card, Aaron Johnston and Jeff Parker, art by Chris Sprouse, Karl Story and Chris Samnee, cover by Bryan Hitch, variant cover by Chris Samnee.

The debut of this all-new, digital-first series starring The Man of Tomorrow, written and illustrated by some of comics' finest talents! Journey into Superman's past in a tale written by Ender's Game author Orson Scott Card and Aaron Johnston, with art by Chris Sprouse and Karl Story! Plus, witness Superman's first encounter with the work of Lex Luthor, by Jeff Parker and Chris Samnee!

40 pages, $3.99, in stores on May 29.

AME-COMI GIRLS #3

Written by Justin Gray and Jimmy Palmiotti, art by Santi Casas, cover by Sanford Greene.

Introducing Jade, the Green Lantern of the Ame-Comi Universe! But can she stop the new villain known as the Flying Guillotine? Plus: Power Girl goes head-to-head with Star Sapphire!

40 pages, $3.99, in stores on May 1.

ARROW #7

Written by Marc Guggenheim and Andrew Kreisberg, art by Allan Jefferson, Le Beau Underwood, Victor Drujiniu, Juan Castro and Xermanico, cover by Barry Kitson.

Deathstroke's origin revealed! Plus: The Arrow pairs up with a familiar face to stop a madman with a Robin Hood complex, and when Oliver and Diggle get carjacked, they're forced to take down the criminals using unconventional means.

40 pages, $3.99, in stores on May 22.

BATMAN: ARKHAM UNHINGED #14

Written by Derek Fridolfs, art by Federico Dallocchio, cover by Mico Suayan.

Based on the hit videogame Batman: Arkham City! In this issue, learn about Batman's relationship with Talia al Ghul before the events of Arkham City! But what is the purpose of Talia's surprise appearance at Bruce Wayne's speaking engagement...in Metropolis?

40 pages, $3.99, in stores on May 8.

BATMAN BEYOND UNLIMITED #16

Written by Adam Beechen, J.T. Krul, and Derek Fridolfs, art by Norm Breyfogle, Howard Porter, Livesay and Ben Caldwell, cover by Norm Breyfogle.

In Batman Beyond, Terry squares off against the sinister Shriek, while Max uncovers the shocking truth about Undercloud. Plus: The Justice League continues the search for Kai-Ro, and you won't believe who's coming to the rescue in "uperman Beyond!

48 pages, $3.99, in stores on May 22.

LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT #7

Written by Paul Tobin and Ricardo Sanchez, art by Tradd Moore and Sergio Sandoval, and cover by Tradd Moore.

In "Carved," the new crime wave in Gotham City is stranger than ever. Will Batman solve the puzzle in time to save the citizens' lives? Plus: The Dark Knight's investigation into a missing mythological creature created by taxidermy takes a turn for the even more bizarre when he stumbles onto a living version of the creature in "Unnatural Selection!"

40 pages, $3.99, in stores on May 1.

HARLAN ELLISON'S 7 AGAINST CHAOS HC

Written by Harlan Ellison, art and cover by Paul Chadwick.

In a distant future, Earth is in grave danger: The fabric of reality itself is unraveling, leading to catastrophic natural disasters, displaced souls appearing from bygone eras, and sudden, shocking cases of spontaneous combustion. The only hope for Earth's survival is a force of seven warriors, each with his or her special abilities. But can these alien Seven Samurai learn to get along in time to find the source of the gathering chaos and save all of reality?

208 pages, $24.99, in stores on July 10.

SMALLVILLE SEASON 11 #13

Written by Bryan Q. Miller, art by Daniel Hdr, cover by Pete Woods

An all-new episode begins with "Argo," part 1 of 3! Superman and the Legion of Super-Heroes try to stop war between Earth and a shocking enemy! Plus, a glitch in Booster Gold's Legion flight ring propels the "Gold Standard," his trusty robot Skeets and The Man of Steel into the 31st century.

40 pages, $3.99, in stores on May 8.

SMALLVILLE SEASON 11 SPECIAL #1

Written by Bryan Q. Miller, art by Axel Gimenez and Diana Egea, cover by Cat Staggs.

Detective John Jones, the Martian Manhunter, steps into the Smallville spotlight in "Effigy," a stand-alone adventure! A grisly murder in Gotham City sends Martian Manhunter on a quest to confront his past. Guest-starring Batman and Nightwing!

48 pages, $4.99, in stores on May 29.

JSA: LIBERTY FILES -- THE WHISTLING SKULL #6

Written by B. Clay Moore, art and cover by Tony Harris.

Dr. Hellman's escaped experiment gains our sympathy, and John Singleton, the sixth Skull, is still in need of a rescue. Will his successor complete the job in Switzerland in time to lend a hand? The miniseries comes to its epic conclusion here!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on May 15.

BATMAN: LI'L GOTHAM #1

Written by Dustin Nguyen and Derek Fridolfs, art and cover cover by Dustin Nguyen.

In the second issue of the new, digital-first series, the search for a missing holiday choir leads Batman and Nightwing into a confrontation with Mr. Freeze! But in this heartfelt Christmas tale, the frozen fiend's motives aren't as nefarious as they seem... And on a festive New Year's Eve, Catwoman thinks she'll be spending a quiet night at home, contemplating her New Year's resolutions -- until Poison Ivy and Harley Quinn show up, that is!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on May 22.

GREEN LANTERN: THE ANIMATED SERIES #13

Written by Ivan Cohen, art and cover by Dario Brizuela.

The Interceptor crew visits an old friend for the intergalactic Aftel Cup Race! Hal puts his friend's car through its paces as a mysterious competitor helps him out--and why is Lobo determined to stop him?

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on May 15.

SCOOBY-DOO, WHERE ARE YOU? #33

Written by Sholly Fisch, art and cover by Robert Pope and Scott McRae.

Heavy metal rock band "Smooch" is scared silly when the ghost of Johnny B. Badd shows up and puts on a show-stopping performance! Can Mystery Inc. crack the case and bring back the music?

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on May 1.

HE-MAN AND THE MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE #2

Written by Keith Giffen, art by Pop Mhan, cover by Howard Porter.

Hordak's forces have invaded Eternia, and Despara's identity is revealed! But what is her relationship to He-Man? And will he be able to stop her from killing everyone he loves?

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on May 15.

MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE: THE ORIGIN OF HORDAK #1

Written by Keith Giffen and Brian Keene, art and cover by Keith Giffen and Scott Koblish.

How does one go about becoming a demigod? And, what the heck is a demigod anyway? These questions and more will be answered! Travel to the distant past and learn how the old gods died and how Hordak went from being a conquerer of the cosmos to something very like a god.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on May 15.

INJUSTICE: GODS AMONG US #5

Written by Tom Taylor, art by Jheremy Raapack and Tom Derenick, cover by Drew Johnson.

Based on the upcoming DC fighting game from NetherRealm Studios, creators of Mortal Kombat! Batman has two allies: Damian and Dick Grayson. One is with him, while the other has joined Superman's cause. The conflict between The Dark Knight and The Man of Steel is about to turn very personal. Plus: The Flash travels to Australia and ponders his own allegiances.

40 pages, $3.99, in stores on May 29.

INSURGENT #5

Written by F.J. DeSanto and Todd Farmer, art and cover by Federico Dallocchio.

The action in Manhattan heats up as Cindy Ford attempts a rescue mission and John Ravane battles the Insurgent Leader. And as President Chong looks on in horror, his secret machinations are revealed! When Ravane makes his final choice, will anyone be left standing?

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on May 8.

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VERTIGO TITLES

DJANGO UNCHAINED #5

Based on the screenplay by Quentin Tarantino, adapted by Reginald Hudlin, art by R.M. Guera and Jason Latour, cover by Frank Quitely.

The latest chapter of the miniseries adaptation of the screenplay from the Quentin Tarantino film! Based on the entire, uncut story, containing scenes that may not appear in the final film! It's no holds barred as Django goes all out to save his beloved wife, Broomhilda!

48 pages, $4.99, in stores on May 29.

FABLES #129

Written by Bill Willingham, art by Mark Buckingham and Steve Leialoha, cover by Joao Ruas.

Snow White's life has been shattered in more ways than one. With no one else to turn to, to save her from the ruthless Prince Brandish, who claims to be her only legitimate husband, she has no other choice but to take up arms in her own defense. She received fencing lessons from Prince Charming long ago. Will she remember them well enough now?

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on May 15.

FAIREST #15

Written by Sean E. Williams, art by Stephen Sadowski and Phil Jimenez, cover by Adam Hughes.

Part 1 of a brand new arc! "The Return of the Maharaja" takes us to the exotic Fables world of the Indu (from which our own world's India is but a shadow). We kick off the high-adventure with one of the fairest and most badass women to grace these pages yet. Meet Nalayani from story and song. It starts when her humble village under attack, which sends her on a quest that will transform all of Fables forever.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on May 1.

THE UNWRITTEN #49

Written by Mike Carey, art by Peter Gross, cover by Yuko Shimizu.

In the conclusion to "Orpheus In the Underworld," Tom meets the King of Hell again-and this time it's even more unpleasant than before. The only way out is up, and the only way to get there is through a story. But what if the story says you have to lose? This issue leads directly into the epic 50th issue, and the start of The Unwritten Fables!

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on May 22.

THE WAKE #1

Written by Scott Snyder, art and cover by Sean Muprhy, variant cover by Adam Kubert.

"There's Something Down There..." When Marine Biologist Lee Archer is approached by the Department of Homeland Security for help with a new threat, she declines, but quickly realizes they won't take no for an answer. Soon she is plunging to the depths of the Arctic Circle to a secret, underwater oilrig where they've discovered something miraculous and terrifying... A sci-fi/horror epic that explores the horrors of the deep, probes the origins of human history, and leaps far beyond to a frightening future.

32 pages, $2.99, in stores on May 1.



DC TRADES AND HARDCOVERS

BEFORE WATCHMEN: OZYMANDIAS/CRIMSON CORSAIR DELUXE EDITION HC

Written by Len Wein and John Higgins, art by Jae Lee, John Higgins and Steve Rude, cover by Jae Lee and John Higgins.

Writer Len Wein and artist Jae Lee delve into the mind of the smartest man in the world: Ozymandias. How does one grow up to become the world's smartest man? Adrian Veidt begins his journey, both spiritual and physical, that will one day make him one of the most pivotal players in the world changing events of Watchmen. This volume collects Before Watchmen: Ozymandias #1-6, "Curse of the Crimson Corsair," and Before Watchmen: Dollar Bill #1.

256 pages, $29.99, in stores on June 26.

BEFORE WATCHMEN: MINUTEMEN/SILK SPECTRE DELUXE EDITION HC

Written, art and cover by Darwyn Cooke and Amanda Conner.

Darwyn Cooke tells the tragic tale of the Minutemen, assembled to fight against evil in a world spinning out of control. Can these heroes from completely different backgrounds and with completely different attitudes on crime come together? Or will they fall apart before they begin? Then, Cooke and Amanda Conner take an look at the Silk Spectre's early years with her overbearing, Super Hero mother, chronicling her journey down the winding path toward becoming her own kind of hero. This volume collects Before Watchmen: Minutemen 1-6 and Before Watchmen: Silk Spectre 1-4.

288 pages, $29.99, in stores on June 26.

BEFORE WATCHMEN: NITE OWL/DR. MANHATTAN DELUXE EDITION HC

Written by J. Michael Straczynski, art by Adam Hughes, Andy Kubert, Joe Kubert, Bill Sienkiewicz and Eduardo Risso, cover by Adam Kubert, Joe Kubert and Adam Hughes.

Writer J. Michael Straczynski is joined by artist Andy Kubert in flight with the gadget-savvy hero known as Nite Owl, as Dan Dreiberg inherits the role from Hollis Mason...but can Dreiberg work with the vigilante called Rorschach? Then, JMS teams with fan-favorite artist Adam Hughes for a tale of Dr. Manhattan. For Dr. Manhattan, past, present, and future are one and the same. But as he observes the events of his life, do they remain the same? This volume collects Before Watchmen: Nite Owl #1-4, Before Watchmen: Dr. Manhattan #1-4 and Before Watchmen: Moloch #1-2.

288 pages, $29.99, in stores on July 10.

BEFORE WATCHMEN: COMEDIAN/RORSCHACH DELUXE EDITION HC

Written by Brian Azzarello, art and cover by Lee Bermejo and J.G. Jones.

Writer Brian Azzarello brings his gritty, nuanced storytelling to these two unforgettable characters. Comedian, featuring art by J.G. Jones, plants the famed war hero within the context of modern American history, as we discover the role he played in the Vietnam War and the Kennedy assassination. In Rorschach, Azzarello teams with artist Lee Bermejo to show how one of most dangerous vigilantes the comics world has ever seen became even darker. Collects Before Watchmen: Comedian #1-6 and Before Watchmen: Rorschach #1-4.

256 pages, $29.99, in stores on July 10.

GREEN LANTERN CORPS VOL. 2: ALPHA WAR HC

Written by Peter J. Tomasi, art by Fernando Pasarin, Cafu, Scott Hanna and Marc Deering, cover by Fernando Pasarin.

When the Alpha Lanterns, the internal police force for the Corps, arrest Green Lantern John Stewart for the murder of a fellow Lantern, it sends shock waves throughout the entire Corps -- especially since Stewart refuses to defend himself against the charges. Now, in these tales from issues #8-14 and 0, it's up to Guy Gardner and the rest of the Green Lanterns to break Stewart out and bring down the emotionless Alpha Lanterns.

192 pages, $24.99, in stores on July 3.

GREEN LANTERN: NEW GUARDIANS VOL. 2: BEYOND HOPE HC

Written by Tony Bedard, art by Tyler Kirkham, Tomas Giorello and Marcio Takara, cover by Tyler Kirkham and Batt.

In this volume collecting Green Lantern: New Guardians #8-12 and Blue Beetle #9, Odym, the homeworld of the Blue Lanterns, is being attacked by alien conquerors know as The Reach. But faced with betrayal by one of their own, the New Guardians' uneasy alliance teeters on the edge of destruction.

144 pages, $22.99, in stores on July 31.

BATMAN AND ROBIN VOL. 1: BORN TO KILL TP

Written by Peter J. Tomasi,art by Patrick Gleason and Mick Gray, cover by Patrick Gleason.

The first eight issues of the hit DC Comics – The New 52 series is collected for the first time in trade paperback! Batman and Damian – the new Robin – are driven apart by the insidious Nobody!

192 pages, $16.99, in stores on June 5.

BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT VOL. 2: CYCLE OF VIOLENCE HC

Written by Gregg Hurwitz, art by David Finch, Richard Friend, Mico Suayan and Juan Jose Ryp, cover by David Finch.

In this second New 52 volume, The Scarecrow has returned! The villainous genius has always preyed on the worst fears of his victims, but now he's refined his fear toxin to greater effectiveness--and deadlier consequences. As The Scarecrow's origin is revelead, Batman must find out not only how to conquer this dangerous psychopath, but how to beat his own worst fear. This volume collects from Batman: The Dark Knight #10-15 and #0.

160 pages, $22.99, in stores on July 17.

CATWOMAN VOL. 2: NO EASY WAY DOWN TP

Written by Ed Brubaker, art by Brad Rader, Rick Burchett, Dan Davis, Cameron Stewart, Mike Manley and Javier Pulido, cover by Cameron Stewart.

In this new volume collecting Catwoman #10-24 and Catwoman Secret Files #1, The Black Mask, longtime foe of Batman, has his sights set on Gotham City's East End to house his drug trafficking empire. When Selina Kyle discovers the Black Mask's intentions, she declares war against his operation. Don't miss the noir-style tales written by Ed Brubaker!

400 pages, $24.99, in stores on June 12.

TEEN TITANS VOL. 2: THE CULLING TP

Written by Scott Lobdell and Fabian Nicieza, art by Brett Booth, Ig Guara, J.P. Mayer, Ale Garza and others, vover by Brett Booth and Norm Rapmund.

In these tales from Teen Titans #8-14 and DC Universe Presents #12, the organization called N.O.W.H.E.R.E. captures Superboy, the Teen Titans and Legion Lost and pits the young heroes against each other to weed out the weak! It will take everything these heroes have to save themselves--but the ruthless Harvest won't give up easily!

192 pages, $16.99, in stores on June 19.

SUPERMAN VOL. 1: WHAT PRICE TOMORROW? TP

Written by George Perez, art by George Perez, Jesus Merino, Nicola Scott and Trevor Scott, cover by George Perez.

Metropolis fears him -- and The Daily Planet agrees. In this new paperback, the young Man of Steel must dodge public scrutiny and stop a monstrous threat to Metropolis – one that he somehow is the cause of! Collecting issues #1-6 of the DC Comics – The New 52 series!

144 pages, $14.99, in stores on June 26.

RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS VOL. 2: THE STARFIRE TP

Written by Scott Lobell, art by Kenneth Rocafort, Ario Anindito, Timothy Green II and Pascal Alixe, cover by Kenneth Rocafort.

As if Jason Todd didn't have enough trouble, now Red Robin is knocking on his door--because "Night of The Owls" is here! With Batman in dire need of help, will Red Hood answer the call? Find out in these adventures from issues #8-14! Plus: When Jason and the team find out that Starfire is one of the most feared (and dangerous) commanders in all of space, the team will take to the stars to help decide the fate of the throne of Tamaran.

160 pages, $14.99, in stores on June 26.

CRISIS ON MULTIPLE EARTHS VOL. 6 TP

Written by Gerry Conway and Roy Thomas, art by George Perez, Don Heck and others, cover by George Perez and Mike DeCarlo.

The JLA meet the JSA as the teams face Gorilla Grodd and the Secret Society of Super-Villains, then battle the Crime Syndicate and the Crime Champions of Earth-1. This new title collects Justice League Of America #195-197 and 207-209, plus All-Star Squadron #14-15.

208 pages, $19.99, in stores on June 5.

DEATHSTROKE VOL. 2: LOBO HUNT TP

Written, art and cover by Rob Liefeld.

For anybody else, hunting Lobo would be suicide. For Deathstroke, it's just business as usual. But can Slade Wilson handle the power of the intergalactic slaver and last Czarnian? He'll need some help and he'll be getting it from Zealot in these stories from Deathstroke #9-14 and 0.

208 pages, $19.99, in stores on June 12.

HARLEY QUINN: NIGHT AND DAY TP

Written by Karl Kesel, art by Pete Woods, Terry Dodson, Rachel Dodson, Amanda Conner, Paul Chadwick and others, cover by Terry Dodson and Rachel Dodson.

In this second Harley collection, Harley gets fed up with crime and decides to switch sides--much to the chagrin of Batman. Then, Harley must whip her gang into shape while battling Killer Croc. Collects Harley Quinn #8-13 and Harley Quinn: Our Worlds At War #1.

192 pages, $16.99, in stores on June 5.

THE FURY OF FIRESTORM: THE NUCLEAR MEN VOL. 2: THE FIRESTORM PROTOCOLS TP

Written by Ethan Van Sciver and Joe Harris, art by Ethan Van Sciver, Yildiray Cinar and others, cover by Ethan Van Sciver.

In this New 52 title collecting issues #7-12 and 0, the Firestorms are spiraling out of control--and when countries around the world begin to create their own Firestorms, new alliances must be forged.

160 pages, $14.99, in stores on June 19.

TALES OF BATMAN: ARCHIE GOODWIN HCP

Written by Archie Goodwin and James Robinson, art by Walter Simonson, Alex Toth, Scott Hampton, Gene Ha and others, cover by Jim Aparo.

These tales from legendary writer Archie Goodwin include the entire Manhunter saga. Collecting Detective Comics #437-443, Detective Comics Annual #3, Showcase ‘95 #11, Legends Of The Dark Knight #132-136, Batman: Night Cries and stories from Batman Black And White #1 and 4.

480 pages, $39.99, in stores on Jul 17.

BATGIRL/ROBIN YEAR ONE TP

Written by Chuck Dixon and Scott Beatty, art by Marcos Martin, Alvaro Lopez, Javier Pulido and Robert Campanella, cover by Marcos Martin and Javier Pulido.

For the first time in one trade paperback, it's the year one tales of both Robin and Batgirl, from Batgirl Year One #1-9 and Robin Year One #1-4. See what happens when Robin dons his costume for the first time, then learn how Barbara Gordon transformed from ordinary citizen to costumed super heroine.

424 pages, $24.99, in stores on June 19.

STORMWATCH VOL. 1 TP

Written by Warren Ellis, art by Tom Raney, Jim Lee, Pete Woods and others, cover by Jim Lee.

A new collection of Warren Ellis' Stormwatch epics from issues #37-47, as The Weatherman transforms the team into a proactive, take-no-prisoners strike force. Starring Jack Hawksmoor, Battalion, Jenny Sparks, Apollo, Midnighter, Rose Tattoo and more!

296 pages, $19.99, in stores on June 12.

RESURRECTION MAN VOL. 2: A MATTER OF DEATH AND LIFE TP

Written by Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning, art by Fernando Dagnino, Andres Guinaldo, Jesus Saiz, Ramon Bachs and Javier Pina, cover by Francisco Francavilla.

In this volume collecting issues #8-12 and 0 plus Suicide Squad #9, Mitch Shelley learns that the Suicide Squad want his body as the forces of good and evil battle for the soul of the Resurrection Man.

160 pages, $14.99, in stores on June 12.

ANIMAL MAN OMNIBUS HC

Written by Grant Morrison, art by Chas Truog, Doug Hazlewood, Tom Grummett, Paris Cullins and others, cover by Brian Bolland.

Grant Morrison's epic run on Animal Man collected in one massive hardcover for the first time, including issues #1-26 and a tale from Secret Origins #39. Buddy Baker is more than just a second rate Super Hero-he's also a family man and animal rights activist. Now, as he tries to jump-start his crimefighting career, he experiences visions of aliens, people transforming into strange pencil-like drawings, and hints of a terrible crisis lurking around the edges of reality. And as his odyssey of self-discovery gives way to spiritual enlightenment as well as the depths of despair, Buddy meets his maker: a writer named Grant Morrison.

712 pages, $75, in stores on July 31.

THE PROMETHEA OMNIBUS HC

Written by Alan Moore, art by J.H. Williams III, Mick Gray and Charles Vess, cover by J.H. Williams IIi.

The entire 32-issue run of Promethea is collected in a single, extraordinary hardcover volume that spotlights the amazing artwork of J.H. Williams III, with each two-page spread in the series presented on single pages of this horizontally formatted collection! A new collection of Alan Moore's entrancing occult masterpiece, collecting the magical adventures of Sophie Bangs, an ordinary college student in a weirdly futuristic New York, whose life will be changed by her research into the mythical warrior woman known as Promethea!

496 pages, $150, in stores on Sept. 25.

PREACHER BOOK ONE TP

Written by Garth Ennis, art by Steve Dillon, cover by Glenn Fabry.

Preacher #1-12-plus pinups from Preacher #50 and #66-are collected in this new paperback that introduces Preacher Jesse Custer, Cassidy and Tulip. Disillusioned with his own beliefs, Custer begins a violent and riotous journey across the country in search of God, who has abandoned heaven.

352 pages, $19.99, in stores on June 12.

HELLBLAZER: DEATH AND CIGARETTES TP

Written by Peter Milligan, art by Giuseppe Camuncoli, Stefano Landini and Simon Bisley, cover by Simon Bisley.

In this title collecting issues #292-300 and Hellblazer Annual #1, a series of murders sends Constantine to Ireland in search of his long-lost nephew. But after a séance with his late sister, Constantine finds that there might be more connections between his nephew and the murders than meets the eye...

264 pages, $19.99, in stores on June 26.

SWEET TOOTH VOL. 6: WILD GAME TP

Written, art and cover by Jeff Lemire.

In this final Sweet Tooth collection featuring issues #33-40, Dr. Singh arrives in Alaska and uncovers both the origins of Gus and the hybrid children and the cause of the plague that decimated the world. And as Gus and Jepperd come face to face with the truth, the militia continues to bear down on them.

200 pages, $16.99, in stores on June 19.

SUPERMAN FAMILY ADVENTURES VOL. 1 TP

Written by Art Baltazar and Franco, art and cover by Franco.

Superman! Superboy! Supergirl! Krypto the Superdog! The entire Superman family is reimagined here in this energetic all-ages graphic novel. Don't miss the heroes of Metropolis fighting such foes as Bizarro, Metallo, Lex Luthor and more in these tales from issues #1-6 of the all-ages series!

128 pages, $12.99, in stores on June 26.




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